To meet the capacity building needs of its members and stakeholders, and the broader sector, AMA coordinates various initiatives such as trainings and exposures visits, workshops, and scholarship programs. These capacity-building activities enhance the knowledge and skills of Afghan staff and thus improve the quality of development finance programs.
As a national level association of development finance institutions, AMA facilitates better coordination and convergence among the service providers, practitioners, financial institutions and other stakeholders, including regional and provincial government departments. AMA builds bridges between its various partners through a number of forums, including the CEOs’ Coordination Meetings, and Regional Coordination Meetings. […]
There is a rich body of knowledge and experience in the sector that needs to be harnessed and shared across the sector for broad learning and application of best practices. AMA is continually working with its members and stakeholders in developing needs-based knowledge management tools and services. It gathers data from members and other relevant […]
As the association of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), AMA advocates on behalf of DFIs to influence policy, regulations, and attitudes in support of financial inclusion across the country. A component of this advocacy is the Awareness Meetings that AMA organizes regularly in different provinces with the participation of Government officials, MFIs, CSPIs, community and religious […]
History: Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA) is the national network of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in Afghanistan. It was established in 2005 by the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA), microfinance practitioners, and other stakeholders. AMA was registered with the Ministry of Justice of Afghanistan in 2007. Due to limited resources and activities, AMA was […]
Mr. Ziauddin Haidari – Chairperson Ziauddin Haidari is a banking professional with over 15 years of banking experience in various management positions in Treasury and Banking Operations. He has been working with The First Microfinance Bank Afghanistan in different positions such as Manager Banking Operations, Deputy Head of Treasury and Commercial Banking, Head of Operations, […]
The Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) was set up in 2003 at the invitation of the Afghan government – to get donor coordination right from the start and avoid the counter-productive efforts that have emerged from conflicting donor objectives in other post-conflict situations. It was established as a vehicle through which the Afghan […]
By becoming a member of the Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA), you will get the following benefits out of your membership: Lobby & Advocacy: Participate in awareness raising campaigns with top Government Officials and Community Leaders at national and regional levels. Receive support and cooperation of the Government and Community Leaders to run your organization’s operations […]